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michelle obama talks about what reaching middle age made her do. >>> plus, details on a whopper of a hacking as burger king's twitter account gets targeted. "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back. to "early today." here are some other stories making news this morning. >>> well, almost 150 years late, but mississippi has officially ratified the 15th amendment to abolish slavery. the move comes after the oscar nominated film "lincoln." >>> law make ares in colorado have taken the first step towards enacting the gun control measures. the state house approved measures calling for universal background check et cetera and ban on the magazine clips of more than 15 rounds. no one supported any of the 15 bills in response to last year's aurora shooting. >>> scientists are warning that future weather patterns could bring less snow but more blizzards. few studies found global warming holding more moisture. >>> i'm sure you've seen michelle obama's new bangs. she said the new look was inspired by a mid-life crisis. on an interview on "rachael ray" the first lady joked about
michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the president's special guests at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington with more. tracie, what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: well, that, mara, plus immigration and the president hopes to have influence outside the lawmaker to press the lawmakers to get something done. month question, the big issue is money, $85 billion in cuts what we've been calling here in washington, the sequester that kicks in in just a few weeks. the president expected to address that. the white house said he will build on the scene from his inaugural speech. progressive themes, popular themes and focus on jobs and the middle class and the economy and growth. so instead of focusing on the effect of those cuts on the pentagon, the president will talk about the effect on the middle class. things like research and headstart and push for congress to quickly make some changes to fix the debt coalition here in washington say it's not just the p
-old hadiya pendleton. that news comes one day after first lady michelle obama attended her funeral. the young teen was killed in chicago after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. the two were taken into custody early sunday morning. the suspects are being questioned but no formal charges have been filed. >>> friend and family will pay respects to the former navy seal who came to be known as america's most lethal sniep every. thousands expected to attend the memorial service at cowboy stadium in dallas for chris kyle. kyle, who also wrote the best selling book "american sniper" was killed at a texas gun range. he was 38 years old. >>> it was a chilly sunday service for members of the a local congregation. after thieves got away with the heating system. members of the church in arnold maryland say someone ripped off the heating pump about two weeks ago. police are still looking for the suspects. in the meantime, the kmur is waiting on word from the insurance company while the congregation tries to raise money. >> we're making due. it was a tragic loss to us. for us for the church and al
for the work to cut smoking. and to battle aids. >>> michelle obama showed off her bare arms sunday night while giving the oscar for "argo." iran decided to photo shop a new outfit on the physical lady complete with sleeves. >>> a new study finds a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart attack and strokes by 30%. >>> stocks dropped on news of turmoil in italy. the dow closed 13,784. the s&p 500 dropped down 27 and the nasdaq 45. neek ke mrument ed 263 points while the hang seng tumbled 300. dead mark elections in italy panicked investors monday with fears without a steady government italy won't be able to tackle its major recession. >>> the domino effect sparked volume on the volatility index. >>> today, investors are looking for ben bernanke to supply soothing words about his easy money policies. >>> on the radar home depot may seize auto zone. and it fell after meeting accredit dags poses. >>> the first witness is expected to take the stand in bp's gulf oil disaster. protesters gathered outside of court monday as opening stap ii statements got under w
.m. on sunday. tickets are $13 or you can get a three-day pass for $20. we've learned first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral for a chicago girl killed just a week after performing during the inauguration weekend here in washington. the 15-year-old was gunned down on chicago's south side less than a mile away from the obama's home. she had performed with her high school band during inauguration festivities. education secretary arne duncan and pat quinn will also attend the service. her death brought renewed focus on gun and gang violence in the city. >>> the viewing of a -- former maryland delegate christine died after rescuers pulled her from her burning home temple hills. jones was the first african-american to represent prince george's county in the maryland general assembly. the final viewing will be held at bethlehem baptist church in southeast d.c. on martin luther king avenue. the viewing begins at 9:00 this morning. the funeral service at 11:00. >>> a -- this man died responding to a car fire near glebe road. today marks the one-year anniversary of his death. the virginia nati
news when michelle obama attended over the weekend. she says she hopes her daughter's death will move congress to pass stricter gun control measures. >>> a lucky escape for dozens of passengers onboard a metro bus tonight. you can see the big tree that crashed down on to the bus on 16th street and spring road northwest. nobody was hurt and no other vehicles were damaged. passengers were able to catch another bus to continue their trips. >>> the man hunt for an ex-cop exacting revenge on l.a. police is now at five nights and counting as 50 families are now getting around-the-clock protection. l.a. s.w.a.t. teams continue their nonstop search for christopher dorner. he was officially charged today with the murder of a riverside, california police officer. he is also suspected of killing two other people. the reward for details leading to his capture is now up to a million dollars. >> we're getting tips since the reward offer like crazy. we have three times the amount of tips we've had yesterday. >> dorner was fired from the lapd in 2008. investigators believe he may be trying to get pay
of this epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community still in shock, and a mother in the grips of grief. >> no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: pendleton, a majorette -- >> i'm hadiya -- >> reporter: performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration, and was shot to death just a few days later. and while there were remembrances today. >> on that day, the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her smiling, and from heaven above, i know that each day she's smiling down on all of us. >> reporter: there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but we can't come together to figure this situation out. >> reporter: the funeral comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address. when he plans to reiterate his push for stiffer gun laws, which includes universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity magazines. but this week, mr. obama acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here. and we shou
part in events surrounding president obama's inauguration in d.c. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral in chicago yesterday. the two people are being questioned but they have not yet been charged. >>> a new report out tonight from the family of joe paterno challenges the findings of a report last year that led to unprecedented ncaa sanctions against penn state. former fbi director louis frees' report claimed paterno and other officials covered up allegations of sex abuse by jerry sandusky. the paterno report says those claims are unfounded and there's no hard evidence that joe paterno ever told anyone not to report sandusky's actions. it also points out that he did not interview paterno or other administrators accused in the cover-up. tonight at 11:00, we will talk to dick thornburg, one of the experts assembled by the paterno family to put the report together. >>> a church in anne arundel county left out in the cold by thieves. we'll tell you what they took and why the chump is left with a hefty bill for repairs. >>> and chuck tracking rain tomorrow and a system that could
to death just a mile away from the chicago home. michelle obama attended her funeral over the weekend. >>> child care legal assistants and new commissary privileges are among the 22 new benefits coming for same-sex couples in the military. leone panetta approved the extensions of benefits today, more than a year after the repeal of don't ask/don't tell. all the changes should be in place by august. >>> the special honor for a former soldier who gave hi all to protect his brothers on the battlefield in afc. >>> and a proposed merger between american airlines and u.s. us airwa >>> a former soldier who refused to accept defeat received the medal of honor today. president obama placed the medal on clinton romeshe. 50 american troops were ambus d ambushed. they were surrounded on all sides by -- who held the high ground. he was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade, but led the charge through the day-long fire fight and led the team through enemy fire to rescue several fallen soldiers. >> in clint lives the soldier's creed, i will never leave a fallen comrade. he and his team started char
are experiencing then. >>> michelle obama will attend a funeral in chicago for a teen killed there. 15 year oiled hadiya pendleton was gunned down on the south side of chicago last month less than a mile from the obamas home. she had performed with her high school band during the inauguration festivities. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will attend the service. her death brought renewed focus to gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> the head of the nra say the new measures won't pass through congress. david keen said proposals like an assault weapons ban or limit are feel good measures. background checks simply won't work because the current systems are underfunded he suggested. he said they should improve existing background checks to cut down on gun violence. >>> we're getting another look at a man who groped women. this new police sketch was released yesterday. investigators believe the man is behind 18 different instances of women being grabbed as they walked through the town of springfield. with no forensic evidence, the investigation is slow going. making residents very nervous.
for new england later this week >>> first lady, michelle obama, is back to the white house after attending the funeral of a 15-year-old shot and killed after performing in the inauguration parade. the visit comes as the debate over gun control heats up in washington. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> gun control has stayed at the forefront. the president in minnesota pushing for congress to act. there was some talk about the first lady attending that funeral yesterday. where does congress stand at this point in terms of getting something done in terms of gun control? >> the sweet spot has to do with universal background checks. that's why you have a bipartisan group working. they are getting some tracks on this. huge public support for background checks. special interests are against it. this is still a much more potential area of success than trying to deal with an assault weapons ban or a magazine ban. that's how democrats are looking at it. as i talk to democratic leaders on the hill, there is a recognition that for a lot of their more conservative members
. pre-sale tickets available friday morning. first lady michelle obama loved the show. she sent a message on twitter. beyonce was phenomenal. i'm so proud of her. the first lady tweeted great game. congrats to the ravens. see you at the white house. >>> o say can you see ♪ >> grammy award winner alicia keys soulful rendition of the star spangled banner hit a record. it will go down as the longest national anthem at the super bowl. the official time according to usa today just over 156 seconds. that topped natalie cole's 152-second performance in 1994. >> you don't want to mess it up. there was a lot of pressure on her to not mess it up for this one. at the end she added something. i was too upset with that. i'm a purest when it comes to patriotic music. >> don't like when people -- it's getting a little hot in here. it's a cold morning. we had the beautiful snow that fell yesterday. it didn't do much in the way of curtailing anything. nature is putting on a show. all you got to do is stop and look. the picture of the cardinal on t the -- few minutes later. a hawk on one of tho
are expected to sit with first lady michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >>> a developing story in the gulf of mexico right now. tugboats are towing the carnival cruise ship triumph. the ship drifted so far north, it decided to tow the ship to alabama instead of a port in mexico o. a an engine fire knocked out the propulsion system. the ship is on generator power. more than 4,000 passengers are aboard with very few working bathrooms. the ship should arrive in mobile thursday. >>> as soon as pope benedict xvi steps down. they'll begin what' call a conclave. they will vote on a new pope. it takes a two-thirds majority to become pope. he won't vote for his successor. he will step down february 28th. he will see eventually move into a monastery in the vatican dedicating his time to prayer and reflection. >>> the pope's announcement shocked the world. now many people are betting on who will become the next pope. the irish gambling house patty power predicts it will be the biggest nonsporting event bet in history. they expect the bets will surpass the $1.3 million they took in, in the
saying he thought the former 2 1/2 men star was awesome. dorner made mentions of first lady michelle obama and anthony bourdain. >>> the white house will get for input on how to crack down on gun violence. he'll take part in a roundtable discussion about gun safety. as well as deputy attorney general james cole. the vice president has bp the point person for the debate on gun control in recent weeks. eun? >>> bundling up indoors. the crime that left an entire congregation in the cold in just a few minutes. >>> also ahead, not the vacation they had in mind. the mishap that has hundreds of cruise ship passengers stranded at sea at this hour. >>> plus the performer who really is leaving it all out n the floor while trying to entertain the crowd. >>> a soggy day. how the rain is impacting your >>> watch this video with us. take a look. i'm sure we're going to repeat that. this is during the halftime of yesterday's suns/thunder game in phoenix. a performer starts flipping across the court. he flips out of his shirt. you saw it there. he kept going and he did it again and made a little cir
think of role models i think of michelle obama and anna winter and people like that with proven track records. i'm still growing and there's still work to do. >> reporter: minor's career advice for other women, surround yourself with a great team, make time for yourself and be grateful for what you have. she also says if you're considering a career switch, just go for it because, savannah, face it none of us are younger. >> way to put a fine point on it. she is pretty inspiring. thank you very much. >>> how does steve harvey keep his figure? he will tell us about the diet he's on right now. it's a cleanse. but first -- he's very clean. it's a cleanse. but fimy mom doesn't drinkan. starbucks coffee because she thinks it's too dark, and so i brought her some blonde roast. she loves it now. "my son made me this coffee," "you should try it, it's delicious." ♪ and some people found that a little bit strong. but as soon as they tasted blonde roast, boy they were on board. ♪ >> announcer: "today's" kitchen is brought to you by new smooth roast coffee, only at burger king, where taste is
.c. >> first lady michelle obama attended her funeral on saturday. president obama will be in chicago on friday to speak about the ongoing gun violence. at this time, no formal charges have been filed. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell will try to sell his transportation plan to people in our area. he'll be at mcclain to lay out the impact his plan will have on northern virginia. the governor wants to eliminate the commonwealth's gas tax and raise its sales tax to generate billions of dollars for transportation projects. his proposal would also raise vehicle registration fees. senate democrats blocked the plan last week but the house signed off on it. a senate committee will take up the house version of the bill. >>> gas prices continue to rise toward $4 a dpal. the national average for a gallon of gas $3.58. seven cents higher than a week ago. d.c. drivers paying $3.77. an increase of 7 cents. virginia at $3.46 on average, up 6 cents. maryland, 6 cents higher as well than a week ago at $3.59. in west virginia, only up a penny compared to last week. drivers paying $3.65. >>> crews in laurel a
an invitation from michelle obama to attend the state of the union address that took place tuesday night. but it was not their first meeting. miss obama traveled to chicago to attend hadiya's funeral just a few short days ago. >> let's pause now for a moment of silence to remember the children and educators lost in newtown. to remember those lost in aur a aurora. and virginia tech and columbine. >> reporter: and here at the children's defense fund offices in the district, patty hasler takes a moment of silence to remember all those lost by senseless gun violence. she along with hadiya's mother and 20 volunteers are heading over to capitol hill to deliver teddy bears with a broken heart, urging members to tighten loopholes in gun transactions. >> tell me why in the world would anyone not agree that you should get a background check before you buy a firearm? >> this is one of the many victims of gun violence. >> reporter: even though cleopatra just buried her daughter, this is a cause she wanted to be a part of. >> i'm happy to help. that's who i am. that's who we've always been. and hadi
the arms, then came the bangs. first lady michelle obama sticking by her doo in her new official white house portrait, this photo for her husband's second term is a bit more intimate than the first portrait. that one generated lots of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms and still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful as always. >> thank you. did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. >> here's the deal, the european model. >> we know you love the european model. >> who doesn't? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out sometime around the marv va. we are talking nine inches in boston and eight inches in portland new york, less than an inch of snow. we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. this is what we could be looking at. we are going to get to your local forecast. but first, this message. >>> good morning. it is a bitterly cold start to this thursday
michelle obama attended the girl's funeral. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two men will appear in court in chicago this morning for the murder of hadiya pendleton, whose death so tragically highlight highlights the problem of guns and gangs in this city. chicago police say they have charged two men, 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams, 20, with hadiya pendleton's murder. >> sadly hadiya's life was cut far too short by the unksconscis actions of two criminals who have been charged this evening. >> reporter: 15-year-old pendleton was shot to death not far from president obama's chicago home two weeks ago. an innocent, police say, murdered by gang members seeking retaliation, adding that michael ward has confessed to pulling the trigger. >> they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids. >> reporter: pendleton's family in washington to attend this evening's state of the union address, expressed relief and gratitude. >> i'm happy that the murderer of hadiy
from racist attacks and even complementing michelle obama's hair but he always comes back to the lapd, demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. >> police say they've ordered protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto, which is both chilling and surreal. beyond lapd and politics he declares his admiration for a lau laundry list of celebrities and public >> diana, thank you very much. >>> natalie morales is over at the news desk with the other top stories we're following this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. a hacker was able to expose conversations found in the bush family's e-mail accounts. pete williams has the latest from washington, d.c. pete, good morning. >> natalie, a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush confirms an investigation has been under way into what appears to be a hacker's intrusion into the e-mail accounts of at least half a dozen people. among the material intercepted, messages from
morning. >> hey, good morning. so first lady michelle obama will be in chicago today for the funeral of the teenage girl who was killed by random gun violence. mourners packed the church on friday for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton's wake. the teen was gunned down near her school a week after attending president obama's inauguration. >>> it has been a year since former penn state head coach joe paterno passed away. his wife is fighting back in accusations against him. sue paterno sent a letter to former penn state football players saying the man who was investigated in the freeh report was not the man she knew as her husband. mrs. paterno calls her husband a moral and disciplined man. her letter comes as the family prepares to release its own report responding to findings after the jerry sandusky scandal. >>> an unusual traffic backup on a houston highway on friday when a house that was being hauled on the back of a trailer wound up all over the road. the house was smashed to pieces. look at that. with just one lone wall left standing. check, please, on that one. >>> finally, blizzards
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